FUT News

Research Briefs


  • 5/26/2015

    Organising and Managing Urban Freight Partnership

    Partnerships can contribute significantly to solving urban freight problems; they provide a good oppor­tunity to consider the various perspectives of stake­holders and thereby identify possible solutions. This policy brief presents a framework for organis­ing and managing urban freight partnerships.
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  • 4/27/2015

    Freight Trip Generation Modelling

    This research brief highlights the importance of quantifying freight trips as a step toward enhancing understanding of urban freight systems.
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  • 7/6/2015

    Strategies for constructive change

    It is one thing to know of technologies and policies that advance sustainable transport goals, and quite another to understand the political negotiations and governance strategies required to implement them. This research brief discusses lessons from case studies in Mexico City, Seoul and Stockholm.
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  • 6/30/2015

    Transit Leadership Summit: 2012 to 2014

    From 2012 to 2014, the Transit Leadership Summit (TLS) provided a forum for critical international dialogue about transit issues at the highest levels of executive management. The small group setting, underpinned by research, promoted exchange of ideas that led to innovation in the world's leading transit agencies.
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  • 3/19/2015

    Mega Transport Projects and Success

    The VREF release today its first Research Brief as short-form summaries of research findings in topics of relevance to the VREF Future Urban Transport Program.
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On-going Calls

The VREF invites PhD students and early stage researchers to apply for a VREF Study Visit Grant to support a study visit with up to SEK 30 000.

The invitation is open until October 31st, 2015.


Each year the Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awards a scholarship to a prominent researcher.

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About VREF

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) inspires, initiates and supports research and educational activities through the Future Urban Transport Programme - How to deal with the complexity of urban transport (FUT). 

Our Vision: Sustainable transport for equitable access in urban areas

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